We have decided to look for someone to help us picking up and taking Llollo from/to nursery. I have spent the last few days going through loads of ads.
After reading most of them you would think somebody is forcing these girls to get a job against their will, and they are trying to sabotage this through their “about me ” section.
“I am a positive and easygoing Swedish girl who loves staying in London. I like shopping, skiing, traveling, going out with friends and dancing. I like honesty, so you must know that I like the occasional drink when out but only smoke on the weekends. I like kids too.”
“I live in London recently and I’m looking for a au pair position at a nice, warm-hearted family who appreciates their au pair’s help and don’t criticize all the time.”
“I’m looking for a job that can be made by a woman for a family !!! ”
“I broke up with my boyfriend a few weeks ago, I am not interested in men for now, I am not ready for a relationship, so don’t worry no secret visits while you are not home 🙂 “
I think it is very important to have a good presence … and I can assure you your children will always look impeccable, I prefer dressing them in white … I can’t stand dogs, they are filthy, sloppy with germs but I am ok with cats, they are self-cleaning “
And my personal favorite:
“My name is … I have long brown hair and brown eyes and I don’t consider myself fat.”
Seriously? What? How is any of that even relevant?
How exactly is any of that going to help me feel at ease about you taking care of my precious child?
Ok, I see now, that finding an ad that would make me fell all warm and fuzzy inside was going to be a stretch, but many of these posts do not convey any interest or knowledge on childcare, some of them don’t even describe any previous child interaction at all, not even some silly comment about a baby cousin.
I guess they are very young and have not actually stopped for a moment to think about how to market themselves properly to the “working mum market”, but my god !
I am the most lunatic of all for considering leaving my child on somebody else’s care.